Category Archives: Rumi

Sometimes you have to start over, and agonizingly so

Sometimes you have to start over, and agonizingly so;just as the trees every year lose the crown of their gloryand the days lose their strength,just as the seed loses its protectionand the cougar loses its territoryand birds lose their flight … Continue reading

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Because we hold on

Forgivenessis a releasing © Meisaan Chan

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Spiritual homework, an overview

When you agree to go deeperExpect things to breakExpect the falling apartYour homework © Meisaan Chan

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Wisdom: Knowing the season

Sometimes death is easier than healingSometimes healing is easier than deathBut careful: It’s not about what is easierbut what is the season © Meisaan Chan

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Different ground

Walk on trustdifferent ground © Meisaan Chan

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5 Calming Meditation-Mantras for Anxious Times

A deep happiness! This is my first published spirituality article: “5 Calming Meditation-Mantras for Anxious Times,” by Meisaan Chan. The article integrates simple relaxation meditations with body somatics (what I call “embodied meditations”), which has been an increasingly critical tool … Continue reading

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Morning surrender

Morning sun rises above maple treejewels scattered among the greensurrender to the diamond rising (c) Meisaan Chan

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How invested are you in your ruts!

How invested are you in your ruts!Even the toes in your shoes are gripping! © Meisaan Chan

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Why stillness matters

We see the movement of what is faster;when we speed ahead, we do not seeall that moves around us;when we are still, we suddenly seethe slightest bending leafthe slightest bending heartthe breath of the soul © Meisaan Chan

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Use your tools but do not worship them

Use your tools but do not worship themworship God alone Use religion but do not worship itworship God alone © Meisaan Chan

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